Bioenergy / Energy from wasteProject Mt Piper Power Station Energy Recovery Feasibility
The Project proposes to construct a standalone RDF boiler facility on the Mt Piper site, adjacent to and integrated with the existing Unit 2 coal fired boiler at the power station. The RDF boiler would use a modern combustion process and advanced emissions control system to produce steam to provide additional energy input to the power station.
EnergyAustralia and Re.Group are proud to publish this Knowledge Sharing Report (KSR) in order to demonstrate the final outcomes of the feasibility assessment of the Mt Piper Energy Recovery Project (the Project). The report is a requirement of the funding assistance ARENA provided to carry out the feasibility assessment.
As the report will be the first published detailed document about the Project, it provides information to assist all interested stakeholders and communities understand the intention and nature of the Project, and the processes to which its final approval and implementation will be subject to.
Purpose of the proposed energy recovery project:
The Mt Piper power station in the Lithgow local government area is owned by EnergyAustralia and has a 1400 Megawatt (MW) capacity providing about 12 percent of NSW’s energy supply. To produce this energy Mt Piper uses about 12,000 tonnes of coal per day.
The key purpose of the Project is to enable Mt Piper to improve the efficiency of the use of its coal supply so that:
- Its coal needs are sustainable regardless of changes in the coal supply market; and
- EnergyAustralia can reduce the carbon emissions profile of the power station in a manner which is consistent with its commitments to maintain the viability of Mt Piper and transition its business to a clean energy future providing reliable and affordable power.